Indeed how quickly “Americans” have forgotten their own history, you know, the bit about how Europeans came over here and invaded a land that was already inhabited by other people. I’ve been telling some of my Latino friends about this fabled “plot” that the media and otherwise have made up where Mexicans are clearly invading the USA so that they can take over what land they lost. My friends are like, “Wow. We NEVER thought of that! That’s a great idea! White people always have the best ideas! HAHA” ;-) Also, as far as assimilation goes, how do these ignorant Americans expect people to assimilate to a culture that continues to tell them they are definitely different and NOT WELCOMED here? Lest we also forget, we wouldn’t have things like hamburgers and hotdogs (both originally from Germany), spaghetti and pizza (from Italy), bagels (from Poland), or any other “American” food if it weren’t for immigrants bringing their food and traditions here. So the next time middle America goes through a McDonald’s or Taco Bell drive thru, perhaps they ought to think about where these “American” restaurants got their influence.